Nominated for the Wade Trophy, the trophy for the best in the game, McCowan has shown why in her senior campaign. She stands at 6’7” and is a walked double double. Her season stats include 18.3 points, 13.5 rebounds as well as a career high 82 blocks thus far. Furthermore, McCowan’s season highs of 40 minutes, 33 points, 24 rebounds, and seven blocks stand out amongst her fellow nominees.
As a senior, McCowan’s play has grown significantly from seasons prior. One of the primary faces of this year’s squad, McCowan has taken it upon herself to become a better leader and elevate her game. Vic Schaefer has the utmost faith in her, as McCowan has become a focal point on both ends of the floor.
McCowan is in good company, as she will be going up against Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu, Louisville’s Asia Durr, and Iowa’s Megan Gustafson. While one can make a strong argument for the other three, McCowan’s impact on the game is unrivaled. That combined with game changing ability and the stats mentioned above should get her the trophy.